DSS Update | Giving Back Program

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During the Design Studio South 2022 planning retreat, it was made apparent how important giving back to our community is to us. That is why we are so excited to announce our ‘Giving Back Program’. As part of our Giving Back Program, we will donate a percentage of our yearly sales to four organizations, two local to Savannah and two national.


Why We Started The Giving Back Program

As wedding professionals, our lives have been very blessed lately. Even though there has been a wedding boom and tourism boom post Covid19, we recognize that many people are still in need. So, we thought there was no greater time than now to start giving back to our community. With Savannah being so close to home for our team, we felt there was no better place to start the DSS Giving Back Program than at home in Savannah. 


DSS Giving Back Program Organizations

Over the years, we plan to grow what the DSS Giving Back Program will look like. However, for the time being, the following four organizations will be receiving donations from our 2022 sales.


P.A.C.K. Savannah

P.A.C.K provides volunteer opportunities to people of all ages and is dedicated to providing basic needs such as food and toiletries to children in the community. 1 in 4 children in South Georgia live in homes where having enough food is a daily struggle, and P.A.C.K wants to help reduce these numbers. P.A.C.K. is committed to packing and delivering over 10,000 bags a month to children in Chatham county and the surrounding areas


Unforgettable Dream Fund

The Unforgettable Dream Fund is based in Savannah, Georgia, and is dedicated to changing the lives of one student at a time. They aim to raise funds for underserved students to help them attend historically Black colleges or universities. The Unforgettable Dream Fund is a growing network of community partners, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and small businesses. Their supporters share a collective desire to fund motivated students from underserved communities to complete their degrees at a historically Black college or university.


VOW for Girls

Vow for Girls is a growing global movement that partners with brands, individuals, and the wedding industry. Their mission is to end the international child marriage crisis and support girls to live lives they love. This is done by providing young girls in vulnerable populations with education opportunities, job training, and vital life skills.


The Birthday Party Project 

The Birthday Party Project’s mission is to bring joy to children experiencing homelessness through the magic of a birthday celebration. They do this by creating a birthday in a bag that is sent to a child experiencing homelessness. This package includes age-appropriate games and activities along with party decor.


We hope you have enjoyed learning about our Giving Back Program and our supporting organizations. For more information on our Giving Back Program, reach out to our team!